Patents by Inventor Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9469166
    Abstract: Localization of a tire pressure monitor is achieved. The tire pressure monitor is disposed at one of the tires on a vehicle equipped with dualies. A message is received from a tire pressure monitor and the message has an associated received signal strength. The message includes information indicating a direction of rotation of a tire and a tire identifier from the tire pressure monitor sensor. The tire pressure monitor is disposed at one of the tires of a vehicle equipped with dualies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 9430118
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method that includes receiving a destination Internet address for a destination web page into a graphical web browser that is displaying a current web page having a current Internet address on a display. The method includes determining a relationship between the destination Internet address and the current Internet address. The relationship is determined by determining differences between the current Internet address and the destination Internet address. The method also includes determining a spatially-oriented traversal animation based, at least in part, on the relationship between the destination Internet address and the current Internet address. The method includes animating bringing the destination web page onto the display using the spatially-oriented traversal animation. The method also includes displaying the destination web page after the spatially-oriented traversal animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Alkov, Denise A. Bell, Brian Farrell, Travis M. Grigsby, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20160243905
    Abstract: In some aspects, a plurality of frames to be transmitted is assembled. The averaging factor is determined for each frame. Each frame is transmitted with the averaging power determined for each frame and not with the worst case averaging power from the plurality of frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad
  • Publication number: 20160188657
    Abstract: Methods, techniques, and systems for gathering social media content are provided. Some embodiments provide a Social Intelligence System (“SIS”) configured to provide dynamic search capability of a content source by using a proxy server system as an intermediary between the SIS and the content source. The SIS may then dynamically determine a rate at which it searches for content based on a rate of change or predicted change of a particular content source. Dynamically determining a rate allows the SIS to track a particular topic or series of topics over time, while only searching for content on the topic at the most optimal time periods to reduce overall cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: ENRICO MONTANA, BRIAN FARRELL, MELODY JONES, CHRIS HUNDLEY
  • Publication number: 20160179959
    Abstract: A computing system configured so gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with, one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection request and to ingest the insults of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display,
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: CLIFFORD MOSLEY, SHAWN RUTLEDGE, LYMAN DO, ENRICO MONTANO, MELODY JONES, JEFFREY VELLA, NATHAN HARKENRIDER, BRIAN FARRELL, NATHANIEL HOLCOMB, JOSEPH KAISER, MATT JACOBSEN, KIM HAMILTON
  • Publication number: 20160176245
    Abstract: The air pressure of a tire of a vehicle is sensed. The operational mode of the tire is determined. Based upon the operational mode of the tire, the size of a message preamble is selected. A message to be transmitted to an electronic control unit (ECU) in the vehicle is formed. The message includes the preamble and a payload portion, and the payload portion includes the sensed air pressure. The message is transmitted to the ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew D McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad
  • Patent number: 9311619
    Abstract: A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: VISIBLE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Mosley, Shawn Rutledge, Lyman Do, Enrico Montano, Melody Jones, Jeffrey Vella, Nathan Harkenrider, Brian Farrell, Nathanial Holcomb, Joseph Kaiser, Matt Jacobsen, Kim Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9203453
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving signals using a receiver with antenna switching capability is provided. The receiver is configured to poll each antenna of the plurality of antennas and process the signals from each antenna. In addition, the receiver coordinates providing power to each antenna with the polling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Jean-Christophe Deniau, John R. Costello
  • Publication number: 20150183280
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for indicating the location of a tire in an abnormal condition using at least one vehicle turn signal are disclosed. The method comprises determining whether at least one tire is in an abnormal condition, determining the location of the tire in abnormal condition, and indicating the location of at least one tire in abnormal condition using at least one vehicle turn signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 9065689
    Abstract: At a vehicle, a first signal is received and the first signal is of an ASK-compliant modulation type. A second signal is received and the second signal is of a FSK-compliant modulation type. Based upon a set of predetermined criteria, one of the first signal and the second signal is selected, the predetermined criteria at least in part indicating a priority as between ASK-compliant and FSK-compliant communications. The selected signal is transmitted to a vehicular controller over a single transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Matthew D. McIntyre, Yasser Gad
  • Publication number: 20150134684
    Abstract: Methods, techniques, and systems for gathering social media content are provided. Some embodiments provide a Social Intelligence System (“SIS”) configured to provide dynamic search capability of a content source by using a proxy server system as an intermediary between the SIS and the content source. The SIS may then dynamically determine a rate at which it searches for content based on a rate of change or predicted change of a particular content source. Dynamically determining a rate allows the SIS to track a particular topic or series of topics over time, while only searching for content on the topic at the most optimal time periods to reduce overall cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Enrico S. Montana, Brian Farrell, Melody Jones, Christopher Hundley
  • Publication number: 20150091225
    Abstract: Leaf springs, and methods of manufacturing thereof, having first and second sections, spaced apart along the length of said leaf spring, said sections are through hardened and tempered to achieve, respectively different levels of finished through hardness, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: William Wilson, Brian Farrell
  • Publication number: 20150084335
    Abstract: A pipe coupling system for joining a first pipe to a second pipe, the system having: a fitting having a first opening at a first end, a threaded portion, and an interior channel, the first opening capable of receiving the first pipe, a nut having a nut opening and a threaded portion, the nut opening capable of receiving the first pipe, and a sealing member having a seal opening, the sealing member capable of receiving the first pipe and being deformed by a compression force, the threaded portion of the nut capable of screwing onto the threaded portion of the fitting thereby applying a compression force onto the sealing member, the interior channel capable of receiving the sealing member, the sealing member capable of sealing a gap between the fitting and the first pipe and/or gripping the first pipe thereby securing the first pipe to the coupling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Ben Masefield
  • Publication number: 20140245825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, system and devices for monitoring tire pressure data of vehicle wheel units. In an example a method of monitoring and expressing tire pressure data information is provided. The method includes selecting a first threshold pressure value for a tire to establish a first pressure range and a second pressure range. The method also includes monitoring pressure of the tire and generating signals indicative of tire pressure. The method further includes that in the first pressure range the signals are converted to digital signals according to a first conversion variable and in the second pressure range the signals are converted according to a second conversion variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad
  • Patent number: 8785778
    Abstract: A PALS compliant routing system includes flexible fabric cabling routed through the webbing of a PALS grid. A first connector or device is coupled to the cabling. Other connectors coupled to the cabling subsystem include a retention mechanism configured to retain them in the channels of the PALS webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Streeter, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 8634585
    Abstract: A pocket on the garment is configured to store an audio playback device. A device dock is associated with the pocket. The device dock includes an audio connector connectable to the audio playback device. A jack dock is on the garment. The jack dock includes a headphone jack configured to connect to a headphone. An elongated stretchable textile data/power bus is integrated with the garment between the device dock and the jack dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Daniel Fischbach, Richard Streeter
  • Publication number: 20130328674
    Abstract: Localization of a tire pressure monitor is achieved. The tire pressure monitor is disposed at one of the tires on a vehicle equipped with dualies. A message is received from a tire pressure monitor and the message has an associated received signal strength. The message includes information indicating a direction of rotation of a tire and a tire identifier from the tire pressure monitor sensor. The tire pressure monitor is disposed at one of the tires of a vehicle equipped with dualies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC.
    Inventors: MATTHEW D. McINTYRE, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DENIAU, BRIAN FARRELL
  • Publication number: 20130166102
    Abstract: At a vehicle, a first signal is received and the first signal is of an ASK-compliant modulation type. A second signal is received and the second signal is of a FSK-compliant modulation type. Based upon a set of predetermined criteria, one of the first signal and the second signal is selected, the predetermined criteria at least in part indicating a priority as between ASK-compliant and FSK-compliant communications. The selected signal is transmitted to a vehicular controller over a single transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Matthew D. McIntyre, Yasser Gad
  • Patent number: 8427380
    Abstract: A dual function composite system includes a first electronic subsystem, a second electronic subsystem, and a composite member between the first and second electronic subsystems. The composite member includes plies of fabric, and resin impregnating the plies of fabric. At least one ply of the fabric includes signal transmission elements integrated therewith and interconnecting the first electronic subsystem with the second electronic subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, John J. Gannon, Jr., Thomas G. Campbell, Pat Anthony Coppola, Sean Gerald O'Reilly, Joseph F. Burke
  • Publication number: 20120305218
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a heat sink having a base, a heat exchanger being thermally coupled to a top surface of the base, a housing having a chamber formed therein and being placed over the base with the heat exchanger enclosed within the chamber, an inlet connected to the inlet chamber for directing heat transfer medium into the heat sink, and an outlet connected to the outlet chamber for discharging the heat transfer medium from the heat sink, wherein the heat exchanger has a plurality of plates and a plurality of spacers, thereby providing for a plurality of channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Benjamin Masefield, Brian Farrell